GEOG 4410

How to look up a journal article.

The Desert Climate

  1. Sowell, J. 2001. Desert Ecology.  Ch. 1 The Desert Environment. Available in the GRC
  2. Dimmitt, MA. 2000. Biomes and Communities of the Sonoran Desert Region, in: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds). Pp.3-13. Available in the GRC

The Pulse-Reserve Paradigm

  1. Noy-Meir, I. 1973. Desert ecosystems: environment and producers. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 4:25-51.
  2. Fernandez, R.J. 2007. On the frequent lack of response of plants to rainfall events in arid areas. Journal of Arid Environments. 68: 688-691.
  3. Reynolds, J.F., Kemp, P.R., Ogle, K., and Fernandez, R.J. 2004. Modifying the ‘pulse-reserve’ paradigm for deserts of North America: precipitation pulses, soil water, and plant responses. Oecologia. 141: 194-210.

Dispersal and Desert Strategies

6. Dimmitt, MA. 2000.Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region, in: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) Pp.129-151. Available in the GRC

7. van Rheede van Oudtshoorn, K. and M. W. van Rooyen. (1999). Dispersal biology of desert plants, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. pp.169-175, 194-200. [don’t focus on the fine details] Available in the GRC

8. Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert; Tumbleweed p.220. Available in the GRC

Adaptations (Plants and Animals)

9. Dimmitt, MA. 2000.Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region, in: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) Pp.129-151. Available in the GRC

10. Nobel, P.S., and Loik M.E.1999. Ecology of Sonoran Desert Plants and Plant Communities. Ch.5. Form and Function of Cacti. Robichaux, R.H. (ed.). Available in the GRC

11. Sowell, J. 2001. Desert Ecology. Ch.2. Plant Adaptations to aridity heat, and salinity. Available in the GRC

12. Martorell, C. and Ezcurra, E. 2007. The narrow-leaf syndrome: a functional and evolutionary approach to the form of fog-harvesting rosette plants. Oecologia, 151: 561-573.

13. Nobel, PS. 2002. Physiological Ecology of Columnar Cacti. In: Fleming, T.H. and Valiente-Banuet A. (eds) Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists: Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Ch.9, pp.189-204. Available in the GRC

14. Williams, JB, and Tieleman, BI. 2005. Physiological adaptation in desert birds. BioScience, 55: 416-425.

15. Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert; Rattlesnakes p.577-579; Scorpions p.291-293; Roadrunners P.394-395. Available in the GRC

16. Whitford, W.G. 2002. Ecology of Desert Systems. Ch.6 Adaptations. Available in the GRC

17. Mahall, BE, and Callaway RM. 1992. Root communication mechanisms and intracommunity distributions of two Mojave Desert shrubs. Ecology, 73: 2145-2151.

 

Desert Origins, Diversity Rules, Biogeography Rules, and Convergence

18. Sowell, J. 2001. Desert Ecology. Desert Ecosystems, p.137-139 (in Ch.7). Available in the GRC

19. Kellner, A., Ritz, C.M., Schlittenhardt, P., and Hellwig, F.H. 2011. Genetic differentiation in the genus Lithops (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae) reveals a high level of convergent evolution and geographic distribution. Plant Biology. 13: 368-380.

20. Fleming, T.H. 2002. Pollination Biology of Four Species of Sonoran Desert Columnar Cacti. In: Fleming, T.H. and Valiente-Banuet A. (eds). Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists: Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Ch.10 pp.207-224. Available in the GRC

21. Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert; 194-199, Creosote p.262-264. Available in the GRC

The Cactus Family

22. Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert; Some cacti p.183, 194-199, 209-212. Available in the GRC

23. Ortega-Baes P, Godinez-Alvarez H. 2006. Global diversity and conservation priorities in the Cactaceae. Biodiversity and Conservation. 15: 817-827.

The Saguaro: A Keystone Species and the Necrosis Scare

24. Drezner, T.D. 2014. The keystone saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae): a review of its ecology, associations, reproduction, limits, and demographics. Plant Ecology. 215: 581-595.

25. McAuliffe J.R. 1996. Saguaro cactus dynamics. In Science and Ecosystem Management in the National Parks. Halvorson, W.L. and Davis, G.E., eds. pp.96-131. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Available in the GRC

26. Phillips, SJ and Comus, PW (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert; Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro) p.184-193; Insects and the Saguaro 353-356. Available in the GRC

Patches, Positive Plant Associations, and the Stress Gradient Hypothesis

27. Bertness, M.D. and Callaway, R. 1994. Positive interactions in communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 9:191-193.

28. Drezner, TD. Plant facilitation in extreme environments: the non-random distribution of saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) under their nurse associates and the relationship to nurse architecture. Journal of Arid Environments. 65: 46-61.

29. Franco, A.C., and Nobel, P.S. (1988). Interactions between seedlings of Agave deserti and the nurse plant Hilaria rigida. Ecology 69, pp. 1731-1740.

30. Parker, K. C. (1989). Nurse plant relationships of columnar cacti in Arizona. Physical Geography, 10, pp. 322-335. Available in the GRC

31. Sosa, VJ, and Fleming, TH. 2002. Why are Columnar Cacti Associated with Nurse Plants? In: Fleming, T.H. and Valiente-Banuet A. (eds). Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists: Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Ch.15, pp.306-323. Available in the GRC

32. Suzan, H., G. P. Nabhan, and D. T. Patten. 1996. The importance of Olneya tesota as a nurse plant in the Sonoran Desert. Journal of Vegetation Science 7: 635-644.

33. Withgott, J. 2000. Botanical nursing: from deserts to shorelines, nurse effects are receiving renewed attention. BioScience 50: 479-484.

34. Sowell, J. 2001. Desert Ecology. Chapter 7 – Desert Ecosystems. Available in the GRC

 

Methods of Reconstruction/Techniques

35. Bullock, SH, and Heath D. 2006. Growth rates and age of native palms in the Baja California desert. Journal of Arid Environments 67: 391-402.

36. Bullock SH, Martijena NE, Webb RH, Turner RM (2005) Twentieth century demographic changes in cirio and cardon in Baja California, Mexico Journal of Biogeography 32, pp. 127-143.

37. Martin, S.C. and Turner, R.M. (1977). Vegetation change in the Sonoran Desert region, Arizona and Sonora Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science 12, pp. 59-69.

38. McAuliffe, JR, and Van Devender, TR 1998. A 22,000-year record of vegetation change in the north-central Sonoran Desert. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 141: 253-275.

39. McAuliffe, R, Hamerlynck, EP and Epps, MC. 2007. Landscape dynamics fostering the development and persistence of long-lived creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) clones in the Mojave Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 69: 96-126.

40. Parker, KC 1988. Growth Rates of Stenocereus thurberi and Lophocereus schottii in southern Arizona. Botanical Gazette, 149: 335-346.

41. Drezner, TD and Balling, RC, Jr. 2008. Regeneration cycles of the keystone species Carnegiea gigantea are linked to worldwide volcanism. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 587-596.

Desert Water Drainage, Oases, Lakes

42. Micklin, P. 2007. The Aral Sea disaster. The Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 35: 47-72.

43. Drezner, TD. and Fall, PL. Effects of Inter-Annual Precipitation Patterns on Plant Cover According to Dispersal Mechanisms Along a Riparian Corridor in the Sonoran Desert, U.S.A. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 34(2): 70-80.

44. Levine, CM and Stromberg JC. 2001. Effects of flooding on native and exotic plant seedlings: implications for restoring south-western riparian forests by manipulating water and sediment flows. Journal of Arid Environments. 49: 111-131.

45. Wang, G. and Eltahir, E.A.B. 1999. Use of ENSO information in medium- and long-range forecasting of the Nile floods. Journal of Climate, 12:1726-1737.[don’t worry about the very fine details]

46. Laity, J. 2008. Deserts and Desert Environments. Wiley-Blackwell. p.71-88. Available in the GRC

 

Geomorphology (Fluvial, Aeolian)

47. Livingstone, I, Wiggs, GFS, Weaver CM. 2007. Geomorphology of desert sand dunes: a review of recent progress. Earth-Science Reviews 80: 239-257.

48. Laity, J. 2008. Deserts and Desert Environments. Wiley-Blackwell. p.98-104; p.159-166; p.172-185; p.201-215. Available in the GRC